Environment

Bill That Could Shut Down Wheelabrator Incinerator Advances in Full Council

Baltimore’s Clean Air Act May Shut Down Massive Incinerator

February 7, 2019

The bill, which would force Baltimore’s Wheelabrator trash incinerator and medical incinerator to clean up or close down, passed through a preliminary council vote and is due for a final vote in the coming weeks.

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is Here

February 7, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey introduced a nonbinding resolution to rapidly decarbonize the economy and create millions of jobs

Climate Justice Advocates Testify At House Committee Hearing

Climate Justice Advocates Testify At House Committee Hearing

February 7, 2019

In their first hearing since Democrats claimed Congress, the House Natural Resources Committee heard from climate advocates. We sat down with one witness, Climate Justice Alliance’s Elizabeth Yeampierre

Pugh's Office Trying to Weaken Bill to Stop Baltimoreans from Losing Homes Over Water Bills

Pugh’s Office Trying to Weaken Bill to Stop Baltimoreans from Losing Homes Over Water Bills

February 1, 2019

Newly-elected Senator Mary Washington has reintroduced legislation to stop Baltimoreans from losing properties at tax sale over unpaid water bills, but the mayor’s office is trying to weaken it

Baltimore Advances Bill that Could Force Incinerators to Shut Down

January 31, 2019

Baltimore City Council’s Land Use and Transportation Committee unanimously voted to advance a bill that would require the Wheelabrator trash incinerator to drastically reduce its toxic emissions—or shut down.

Americans' Concern About Climate Change Surging to Record Levels

Americans’ Concern About Climate Change Surging to Record Levels

January 30, 2019

Dr. John Kotcher of George Mason University discusses a new poll about climate change and says improvements in media coverage have helped spur the public’s concern about the issue

Another County Just Banned New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Another County Just Banned New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

January 30, 2019

Climate justice advocate Anthony Rogers-Wright explains why a growing number of jurisdictions are saying no more fossil fuel extractions

As City Stops Sewage From Flowing into Harbor, Residents’ Basements Fill With Crap

As City Stops Sewage From Flowing into Harbor, Residents’ Basements Fill With Crap

January 26, 2019

Baltimore is attempting to stop sewage from overflowing into streets and waterways, but it’s still ending up in people’s homes.

Senate Energy Democrats Hire Former Industry Lobbyist to Lead Staff

Senate Energy Democrats Hire Former Industry Lobbyist to Lead Staff

January 24, 2019

As House Democrats grapple with demands for a Green New Deal, Senate Energy Committee Democrats hired former fracking lobbyist Sarah Venuto Perez

There Still Is Time to Limit Global Temperature Rise To 1.5 °C

There Still Is Time to Limit Global Temperature Rise To 1.5 °C

January 23, 2019

Dr. Christopher Smith of Leeds University explains that meeting the goals of the Paris climate accord remains possible if we end meat consumption and build no new fossil fuels infrastructure